Making India Hindu: Religion, Community, and the Politics of Democracy in India

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David E. Ludden
Oxford University Press, 2005 - History - 350 pages
This classic collection by eminent scholars takes a critical look at the mobilizations, genealogies, and interpretive conflicts that have attended efforts to make India Hindu since the rise to power of Hindu political parties from 1980. The second edition has been updated with a new preface in which Ludden provides an incisive analysis of the recently held elections and highlights how Hindutva operates inside India's political mainstream.

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The Iconography of Ramas Chariot
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Mass Movement or Elite Conspiracy? The Puzzle
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Communal Mobilization and Changing Majority
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